Christopher Kabrhel MD MPH is a practicing emergency physician and Director of the Center for Vascular Emergencies at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with more than a 15 years of experience performing research into the epidemiology, diagnosis, risk-stratification and treatment of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Harvard Emergency Medicine Residency Program and is currently an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kabrhel's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as private foundations and industry. He coordinates venous thromboembolism research for the Nurses’ Health Study at Channing Network Medicine at the Health Professionals Follow Up Study at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health where he focuses on genetic epidemiology and population risk factors for VTE. To further this work, he co-founded the International Network for Venous Thromboembolism research (INVENT). In addition to epidemiology, his current work focuses on clinical risk-stratification and novel care delivery methods for patients with acute PE. In 2012, Dr. Kabrhel co-founded the MGH Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT), the first such team in the world. Dr. Kabrhel chairs the research committee for both the MGH PERT, and the PERT™ Consortium – a collaboration between >75 PERTs in the United States, South America and Europe.
Victor Chiappa is a graduate of Harvard College and Upstate Medical University (in Syracuse), who completed the MGH Internal Medicine Residency Program in June of 2006. He decided to stick around the MGH and the Program and now serves as one of the Clinician Educators who function as part of the core teaching faculty within the Department of Medicine. He also serves as the Associate Program Director for Preliminary Interns and as inpatient physician director for Firm 1 of the Bigelow. Within the program he is probably best known as that always-smiling, loud-mouthed Yankees fan, which, depending on the year, has either been great fun or horrendous torture (luckily recent years have been more fun than torture). Interests outside of MGH and his beloved Yankees include fine wine (he actually makes his own wine from time to time, red of course), movies, and laid back Sinatra Sundays in South Boston.
John Jarcho, MD, is a cardiovascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, where he also completed his residency and fellowship training. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Deputy Editor at the New England Journal of Medicine.